AKRON, Ohio (June 12, 2013) – Hitchcock Fleming & Associates Inc. (hfa) President/CEO Jack DeLeo was inducted into the American Advertising Federation-Cleveland Hall of Fame today at the AAF-Cleveland June Hall of Fame & Awards luncheon. hfa is a full-service marketing and communications firm based in Akron, Ohio.
DeLeo was honored for his contributions to hfa, creative ability, contributions to the general advancement of advertising and contributions to the community.
With more than 40 years of experience in the industry and at hfa, DeLeo has helped shape the evolution of hfa. He began his career in the creative department and was named president of the agency in 1993. He took the helm in 1997, and under his leadership hfa was named one of the Top Workplaces 2012 Northeast Ohio by The Cleveland Plain Dealer and earned a spot in BtoB magazine's prestigious 2013 list of Top Agencies special report for six consecutive years.
"It's truly an honor to be inducted into the AAF-Cleveland Hall of Fame," said DeLeo. "To be recognized for doing something I love, by the people I respect most, is the greatest reward."
With numerous local, regional, national and international awards to his credit – including Telly Awards, ADDY Awards, Internet Advertising Competition Awards (IAC), MobileWebAwards, W3 Awards, Davey Awards, Creativity International Awards, and BMA Tower Awards – DeLeo and his team of nearly 100 associates provide strategic, game-changing solutions for their clients, and have fun doing so!
DeLeo and his team lead the way in philanthropic efforts in the Akron community. Under his leadership and guidance, hfa has provided marketing services and volunteerism to organizations such as the Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties and the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event, Akron Rotary Camp, Akron Symphony, Autism Family Foundation, Leadership Akron and Greenleaf Family Center. hfa has been recognized for its commitment to community service by receiving the Medical Mutual Pillar Award in 2008 and the 2011 National Philanthropy Day Small Business Leadership Award, presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
"Today marks an incredible day in my career. I am honored and humbled to be a part of the AAF-Cleveland Hall of Fame and join the ranks of Northeast Ohio's best of the best," said DeLeo.
Hitchcock Fleming & Associates Inc. (hfa), a leading full-service marketing agency in Northeast Ohio, was named one of the Top Workplaces 2012 Northeast Ohio by The Cleveland Plain Dealer. hfa's areas of expertise encompass branding, research, strategic planning, interactive solutions, social media marketing, public relations and media for retail, industrial, automotive, medical, travel, building product and government clients. To learn more, please visit teamhfa.com.